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on a lot of us. >> do you think he had an effect on president obama in his early years? >> i do. he spoke about that. it was really a way for a lot of us to put together the american social and racial justice push with the global one. he was an example of somebody who did evolve. he did preach and practice and found a way to live together despite differences. >> what do you think he accomplished in his life? >> i think creating a society that was not about vengeance and learning what we all had in common. i think that modelling revolutionary values, but also with the sense of deep, deep personal kindness. and a kind of forgiveness that not many of us would be capable of. >> reverent sharpton, do you think his impact, what impact will he have post life. how will he be remembered? >> he's the founding father. he changed the country and went from a country that was apartheid and on racism and not having a full democracy. clearly not sharing the health. he became a new country. he will be remembered in south africa as the father of a new nation, but i think he will be remembered that universi
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's -- look, 130 cities of anger is what we saw, and it's building every year. it goes all the way back to the beginning of the occupy movement. and we saw these same types of things happening last year. it continues to grow. obama recognizes it. one quick point, ed, i think is very important. the world -- the world economic forum, very respected organization. they interviewed about 1,500 business folks and academia folks. you know what those people said? they identified this split of the have and have nots as the number-one problem on planet earth. planet earth. and here's what they said. that it's going to cause such unrest that at some point, you can't get the jeannie back into the bottle. >> the president knows this. and the president is trying to do something about it. but he has no congressional help whatsoever from the object strokters. i've said this before. i believe that the american people mentally, they're not in the library. they're in the street. we saw it yesterday. jesse lagreca, you have been in the street. and the question is, the president is harnessed on this issue.
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're exposing it. >> explain where president obama is on this. he has stated that he wants to get fast tracked before the end of the year. >> i don't think we can give them fast track. these kind of trade deals -- let's back up a bit. these are treaties between countries. and a treaty should come to congress. they tried to bypass congress by having so-called fast track. they cut congress right out of the deal. and i want my congress person whether it's a he or a she, i want her or him to fight for jobs in this country. when you cut them out, who's going to have the say at the table? multi-national corporations and financiers. >> it is not good for workers in the middle class. no doubt. the addition of south korea, their intention to get involved in the pact. your take on that? >> we already have a deal in south korea and see the results of it. since we signed the deal in south korea, the trade deficit with america for south korea has quadrupled. korea could then take parts and send the cars to us in the deal. as a domestic created vehicle. for the other 70%, they can get their parts from brune
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
safety net for a new age. helped make sure we didn't go hungry. >> president obama wanted income redistribution along with health care access. and the only way to do that, to make money from the haves and give it to the have nots. >> at this festive season of the year, mr. scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. to take money from the haves and give it to the have nots, that's not what's best. ♪ >> be off with you! >> christmas is a time of generosi generosity. >> what other secular humanists are peeing on your you'll log. >> convince people saying that jesus would feed the poor which he would. we all know that. but would he impose a system that hurts one group to help another group? >> the top 10 percent no longer takes in one-third of our income. and now takes half. >> hum bug. >> it's this theoretical world